The African Spice Islands
Zanzibar has two main islands, Unguja (Zanzibar Island) and Pemba. There are also many smaller ones around the main islands, most of them without permanent inhabitants.
Zanzibar is an autonomous part of Tanzania. Two countries — Tanganyika and Zanzibar — formed the Republic of Tanzania in 1964. Until 1963 Zanzibar was a British protectorate.
Zanzibari people are an ethnic mixture of many different backgrounds, including Persian, Arab, and African. While Zanzibar is over 90% Muslim, there are also different Christian sects, Hindu, and other smaller religions represented on the island.
This cultural hotpot is known for its gorgeous beaches, spice farms, and Arabic-influenced historical city, Stone Town. Its history also contains a darker era, as Zanzibar was the biggest slave trader hub in East Africa.
Zanzibar Culture Tours
All tours can be paid and booked online. Full refund before 24 hours and always free rescheduling.
This favorite tour includes a visit to a local organic spice farm and a walk through a nearby village. Learn about local life and try your hand at traditional cooking.
3.5 Hours • Private Tour • From $45
Culinary Stone Town
Savor local treats, including a full lunch, while learning about Stone Town and daily life in Zanzibar.
2.5 Hours • Private Tour • From $45
Stone Town Tour
A walking tour through the past and present of Stone Town. This atmospheric and mystical town is the cultural and historical heart of Zanzibar.
2.5 Hours • Private Tour • From $50
Spice & Fruit Tour
A Zanzibar classic! Get familiar with spices, herbs, and exotic fruits. The Spice Tour is one of our most popular excursions in Zanzibar, the Spice Island.
2.5 Hours • Private Tour • From $55
3-in-1 Tour: Stone Town, Spice Tour & Prison Island
There is no better way of getting to know Zanzibar than this full day of adventures on the main island and beyond!
7 Hours • Private Tour • From $100
Matemwe Village Tour
Visit Matemwe village, an area untouched by modern lifestyles and mass tourism. This tour includes a donation to the community.
3 Hours • Private Tour • From $55
Jambiani Village Tour
On this half-day excursion to the village of Jambiani, you will experience rural Zanzibar life. This tour is planned in cooperation with the village and includes donations.
4 Hours • Private Tour • From $55
Nungwi Village Tour
Discover how locals live their everyday lives and how they make their livelihoods. Then visit Mnarani Aquarium, home to several endangered species.
3.5 Hours • Private Tour • From $55
Spiritual Journey in Zanzibar
Are you interested in spiritual alignment and enlightenment? On this tour you will learn about the old gods and rituals that are still in practice today.
8.5 Hours • Private Tour • From $100
Zanzibar Music and Art Tour
Meet painters, carpenters, henna artists, and musicians as we unlock the cultural, historic, and musical secrets of Stone Town and beyond.